The Urbana Free Library Summer Reading Program
May 31 - August 31, 2014
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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Together we will explore the Slavic culture with stories, music, and crafts. This program is co-sponsored by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the UIUC.

For children and their families.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
2:45 PM

Title
Date
Monday, April 21, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.

Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
9:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest patrons, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:35 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
10:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:05 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Enjoy a program filled with rhymes, finger-plays, stories, and activities.

For children ages 2 -4 with a caregiver.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join in the fun as we sing songs and listen to stories in this energetic story time.

For preschool groups and children ages 3-5 with a caregiver.

PDF OF EVENT POSTER
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Monday, April 28, 2014
Time
9:00 AM
Description
You’re invited to join hundreds of fellow treasure seekers at one of the most anticipated events of the season! Members of the Friends have access to a special preview on Thursday evening, November 21 (no electronic devices for scanning will be permitted on preview night).

Not a member yet? Join ONLINE or download the handy membership FORM, which you can drop in the mail or turn in at any library service desk.

Each year, the Friends hold massive sales of great used books in April, August, and November. You can also browse a selection of gently used books year-round at The Urbana Free Library Cafe and Friends Book Shop. Proceeds from book sales and the book shop support the purchase of library materials and library programs.

Thursday, 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. (members only)
Friday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (regular-price sale)
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. (half-price sale)
Monday, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. (free giveaway)
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
1:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, April 28, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Come to this evening story time and enjoy stories,songs, and a simple craft.

For children ages 2-6 and their families.

PDF OF EVENT POSTER
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time
9:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest patrons, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:35 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time
10:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:05 AM

Title
Date
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join in the fun as we sing songs and listen to stories in this energetic story time.

For preschool groups and children ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Time
9:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest patrons, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:35 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Time
10:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:05 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join in the fun as we sing songs and listen to stories in this energetic story time.

For preschool groups and children ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Aren't Moms the best? Celebrate moms with stories, songs, and a craft--especially for them.

For children of all ages.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:30 AM

Title
Date
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Join us for this monthly drop-in program for all ages. Choose a game to play from the library's collection of board games for adults and families. We have some old classics like Go and Backgammon, as well as new favorites like deck-building Dominion and treasure-hunting Tobago. Never heard of 'em? No problem. We'll have staff and volunteers standing by to lead demonstrations of how to play. Grab a beverage at the cafe and spend an enjoyable afternoon playing games with friends at the library.
Location
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time
2:30 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for stories, songs, and activities in English and Spanish. This program is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the UIUC.

For children of all ages and their families.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
3:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time
9:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest patrons, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:35 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time
10:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:05 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Enjoy a program filled with rhymes, fingerplays, stories, and activities.

For children ages 2-4 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Held on the second Wednesday of each month, research nights are open to the public. Staff members are always available to assist with your beginning genealogical research or local history project.

We look forward to seeing you!
Open to the public.
Location
The Jean Evans Archives Room (Second Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
A good song reminds us what we're fighting for. ―Pete Seeger

We’re honoring the vibrant and brave musical legend Pete Seeger (who would have been 95 this month) with a special showing of the PBS American Masters film Pete Seeger: The Power of Song.

Filmmaker Jim Brown had access to remarkable archival footage, old TV shows, home movies, and the family photo album, weaving together the story of the Seegers with testimony by admirers who represent his influence and legacy. Testimonies include those by Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Peter Yarrow, Mary Travers, and Bonnie Raitt. Pete Seeger said that “Being generous of spirit is a wonderful way to live," and this film captures that optimistic fighting spirit.

Urbana singer-songwriter Paul Kotheimer will also do a live performance that will include several songs made famous by Seeger. Paul is known for his wit and passion, his versatility and tenacity. He has released 11 albums of original acoustic music on his own hand-made label.

This program is presented with support from Illinois Public Media/WILL TV.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join in the fun as we sing songs and listen to stories in this energetic story time.

For preschool groups and children ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time
8:00 AM
Description
Come visit with your library at the City's awesome farmer's market on the corner of Vine and Illinois Streets in downtown Urbana! Library staff will be there with information about programs and services and kids can enjoy a story on our Magic Reading Carpet.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Join us for one or all of five free recitals featuring UPO professional and student musicians. At today's recital, you can enjoy Sara Sasaki on violin.

The UPO is a collection of central Illinois musicians working to bring high-quality orchestral music to Urbana and its surrounding communities while providing an opportunity for students to play with the finest professionals.

Co-sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and the Urbana Pops Orchestra.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
3:00 PM

The program has not started yet but will begin on Sunday, May 18, 2014.

Paws to Read-to-Me is for children who have not yet learned to read and are being read to. Complete the activities on your reading "paws-port" to earn free books.

Win prizes just for reading!


To create a reading "paws-port":
  • Click on the Sign Me Up button (above) and fill in all the required fields.
  • Click on Add/View Log to record your reading progress and more.


    Questions? Call Children's Services at 217-367-4069



  • For dates and times of library programs and events, check the Calendar of Events list on the left or visit the library’s e-calendar at urbanafreelibrary.org.


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